SPEAR Midtown - Plaza Hotel (La Palestra)

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ABOUT

SPEAR at the Plaza is located on the lower level of the Plaza Hotel, a long-standing premier NYC establishment at the apex of the city’s tourism offerings: world-class shopping, theatre and beautiful Central Park are mere seconds away. The clinic’s predominantly high-end clientele benefit from its unique partnership with La Palestra, fusing the principles of physical rehabilitation with the means to achieve a healthy, active life.

Ninia Agustin, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Ninia Agustin is the Clinical Director of SPEAR’S Midtown – Plaza Hotel location. Ninia earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware. During her time there, she was the fundraising chair for her class and raised money for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. She received the Chair’s Award at graduation to recognize her efforts. Before attending graduate school, Ninia received her dance training and graduated Summa Cum-Laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program with a minor in Business Administration. There, she performed works by Alvin Ailey, Ronald K. Brown, Lar Lubovitch, and Bill T. Jones, among many other esteemed choreographers. She performed “Memoria” with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center for their 50th Anniversary Gala. She was a member of Buglisi Dance Theatre in New York City after graduating and taught Bounding Boys I, II, and III at the Ailey School. She has performed in the United States, Spain, and Mexico. Ninia has clinical experience in pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics, specifically working with dancers. She has an interest in furthering her manual therapy skills and focusing on dance medicine. In her spare time, Ninia enjoys dancing, yoga and baking.

Vinny Singh, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Vinny Singh earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health and Science Studies from the 3+3 DPT program at Quinnipiac University. During his time as a graduate student, he was inducted as a member of the Physical Therapy Pro Bono National Honor Society and completed advanced courses in orthopedics to become certified in the Mulligan Concept for the Lower Quadrant. During his time as an undergraduate student, Vinny graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a founding father of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Iota Lambda chapter. Throughout his 6 years at Quinnipiac University, Vinny participated in intramural sports including volleyball and soccer. His soccer team won the Intramural Men’s D1 soccer championship 5 times. Prior to college, he was a soccer player and wrestler. He was a member of 2 D1 Conference Championship teams as well as winning single honors as a D1 Conference Champion his junior year of high school in wrestling. Vinny sustained an injury his senior year of high school that sidelined him for the last two weeks of his wrestling career. Going through the rehabilitation process as a patient generated Vinny’s interest in Physical Therapy. His clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary, and sports and neuro rehabilitation, as well as post-operative shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and spine rehabilitation. Vinny is an avid sports enthusiast. He continues to stay active with weight training and recreational soccer.

Zachary Friedenreich, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Zach Friedenreich earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies from the 3+3 program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. During his time at Quinnipiac, Zach was inducted into both the undergraduate and graduate National Scholastic Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions and completed advanced courses in Orthopedics to become certified in the Mulligan Concept for the Lower Quadrant. While in graduate school, Zach served as the graduate assistant in the Quinnipiac Motion Analysis and Biomechanics Laboratory, where he performed various research projects with collegiate athletes. Zach graduated Magna Cum Laude during both his undergraduate and graduate tenures at Quinnipiac University.   During his first 4 years at Quinnipiac, Zach was a member of the NCAA men’s soccer team at the division 1 level. Zach and the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team were 3-time regular season conference champions in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and champions of the MAAC tournament in 2013, giving Quinnipiac University their first NCAA tournament birth in school history. In his freshman year, Zach sustained an ACL tear and subsequent reconstruction that sidelined him for 6 months. Based upon his personal experience following his ACL reconstruction, Zach has a unique understanding and appreciation for what a patient experiences during the rehabilitation process, physically and psychologically.  Zach’s clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and sports rehabilitation, including training at EXOS in San Diego, CA where he had the unique opportunity to work with NFL and college athletes and elite military personnel.  Zach continues to be an avid sports enthusiast and stays active with weight training, soccer, and cycling. 

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